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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Stumbles With $103 Million Holiday Opening

LOS ANGELES: The force was not with “Solo: A Star Wars Story” at the box office. The latest installment struggled over the Memorial Day weekend, securing $103 million in 4,381 North American locations over the four-days, according to Monday estimates. It came in way under projections, opening with $84.7 million over three days, and just $148 million globally. “Solo” represents the lowest opening for a “Star Wars” film since Disney took over the franchise starting with 2015’s “The Force Awakens.” As the first film in…

‘Reckless decision’: Mountaineer attempts first winter solo summit on K2

ISLAMABAD: A Russian-Polish mountaineer has launched the first solo attempt to summit Pakistan's K2 - the world's second-highest park --  during winter in what fellow climbers described as a reckless decision. Denis Urubko, 44, was part of a team of Polish mountaineers attempting to be the first  to scale the 8,611-metre (28,251 feet) K2  in winter, but broke away from the group after a series of disagreements. The climber left behind his team at K2's base camp on Saturday, with sources close to the expedition citing…

Nepal bans solo climbers from Everest

KATHMANDU: Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents, an official said Saturday. The cabinet late Thursday endorsed a revision to the Himalayan nation's mountaineering regulations, banning solo climbers from its mountains -- one of a string of measures being flagged ahead of the 2018 spring climbing season. "The changes have barred solo expeditions, which were allowed before," Maheshwor Neupane, secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism…

Salman takes ‘first ever’ solo selfie

Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan rarely posts solo pictures of himself on the social media. Scroll through his social media accounts and you will find him either posing with his family members or the cast of his upcoming films to promote them.